The Baker Institute offers a wide variety of extra-curricular events called iDeX, short for idea exchange!  Providing a wide range of experiences including a speaker series, interactive sessions, panel discussions, topical meet-ups and more, iDeX  events  promise to be exciting and inspiring!  The Baker Institute’s calendar includes iDex events, curricular programming and other related activities around campus.

Looking for Lehigh events? Visit the University’s calendar.



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November 3, 2014

3D Printing Club Info Session

3D Printing Club Info Session
November 3, 2014
5:00 p.m.
Wilbur Powerhouse
Lehigh University

Lehigh University’s new 3D Printing Club is hosting an information session about the club. Food and beverages will be served.

Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

For more information:

This club is advised by Marc de Vinck, Lehigh University Professor of Practice in Creativity, and professor in Lehigh’s Technical Entrepreneurship master’s degree program.

Start: 5:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm

ENTP 311/312 Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures I & II Guest Speaker: Chris Morgan (Corbeau, acquired by Deloitte)

When: November 3, 2014

Time: 7:10-10:00pm

Where: Wilbur Powerhouse Room 151 (Lobby)

These class sessions are open to the public and all students. Call (610) 758-5626 or email for more information.

Start: 7:10 pm
End: 10:00 pm

November 4, 2014

Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree Open House

Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree Open House
Nov. 4, 2014
5-6 p.m.
Wilbur Powerhouse, Lower Level

Come learn about Lehigh’s award-winning 1-year graduate program.

Passionate about launching or working for a startup? Eager to see your innovations in the marketplace? Delve into the real-world process of entrepreneurship with this 12-month master’s program.

No need to leave school to start a business! Enrollment is open and classes start July 6, 2015. The GRE is not required.

  • Meet current students and faculty members who specialize in developing creative ideas and commercializing and launching products
  • Visit the Creativity and Innovation Lab and prototyping facilities
  • Enjoy refreshments and ask questions!
  • RSVP: here
  • Download poster 

For more information, see, call (610) 758-4789, or email

Start: 5:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm
Venue: Wilbur Powerhouse (lower level)

November 7, 2014


Nov. 7-8, 2014
New York City

This non-credit two-day excursion takes Lehigh students into the heart of New York City, a tech hub that now explodes with life and activity. Long identified with Wall Street and Madison Avenue, the Big Apple is fast gaining credibility as the next hotbed for the venture capital-backed startup.

Join us for a bus ride and overnight stay in the city to witness the evolution and path to market for an emerging growth company as re-lived close-up and unscripted from the viewpoints of its founder and management team. The short stay in NYC includes visits to startup communities and meetings with entrepreneurs and other key players.

The program is provide by Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation as part of its entrepreneurship immersion experiences. For more information, see or email

Start: 8:00 am
End: 5:00 pm
Venue: New York City

November 10, 2014

ENTP 311/312 Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures I & II Guest Speaker: Adam Millson (Silicon Valley Bank)

When: November 10, 2014

Time: 7:10-10:00pm

Where: Wilbur Powerhouse Room 151 (Lobby)

These class sessions are open to the public and all students. Call (610) 758-5626 or email for more information.

Start: 7:10 pm
End: 10:00 pm

November 11, 2014

LehighSiliconValley Orientation

LehighSiliconValley Orientation
Nov. 11, 2014
5:15-8 p.m.
Ben Franklin TechVentures
Mountaintop Campus, Lehigh University

Part of the
LehighSiliconValley entrepreneurship experience, the Orientation introduces participants to what they will experience in the LSV2015 program, which is offered exclusively by Lehigh University as a 3-credit experiential course and certificate program that spans a full week during the January 2015 Winter Term.

-Deadline to apply – Oct. 13, 2014
-Fee – $3,925 (airfare not included)
-Download brochure: here
- Apply at:


The program runs Nov. 11, 2014; Dec. 6, 2014; and Jan. 4-10, 2015. Applications are now available and due by 5 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2014. Email or call (610) 758-5615 for an application or more information.

Start: 5:15 pm
End: 8:00 pm
Venue: Mountaintop Campus (Lehigh University)

November 12, 2014

BioInnovation Workshop

BioInnovation Workshop

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
4:10 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: Wilbur Powerhouse, Room 022 (Lower Level)
Lehigh University

Bioinnovation is the intersection of medical expertise and innovative problem solving. This workshop  – part of a series this year at Lehigh University – exposes Lehigh students to medical needs identified by practicing doctors and allows interdisciplinary teams to create unique solutions to these challenges.

Facilitated by Chris Kauzmann ’13 ’14G, Baker Institute Young Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Bioinnovation Program manager, this free workshop is open to Lehigh undergraduate and graduate students of any major or discipline.

Open to maximum of 30 students.

Pizza dinner is provided. This event is hosted by Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation. For more information, contact: or (610) 758-6582.


Start: 4:10 pm
End: 6:00 pm

November 13, 2014

Founders Fitness Training – Influence

Workshop Series for Student Entrepreneurs: Influence

Thursday, November 13
4:00-7:00 pm
Location TBA
Lehigh University

FREE TO LEHIGH STUDENTS – Includes pizza dinner

Are you fit to launch? Learn the personal skills needed to make the difference when launching your venture.

This six-part series provides Lehigh students with training on the personal skills, behaviors, and mindsets needed to navigate the journey from great ideas to successful, sustainable organizations. Taught by Lehigh University faculty member and executive coach Stephanie Olexa, a successful entrepreneur and angel investor, the series features three workshops during fall semester and three in spring semester, focusing on:

SEPT. 11, 2014 – CLOSED
: Leadership presence is the ability to consistently and clearly communicate your value proposition while connecting with others to build credibility and respect. Topics include listening skills, appreciative inquiry, communicating by phone and email and knowing when to use each, presentation/pitch skills, body language, appearance, business etiquette, gender differences in leadership perceptions. (Register)

OCT. 23, 2014
Founder’s Dilemmas
: Founder’s Dilemmas are those decisions that founders make early in the life of a venture that have long-lasting impact on the potential for success. Topics include designing a venture to suit your life goals and personal values, founding team dilemmas (who to add and how to split equity), building the team, making the right early hires, getting the right investors, wealth versus control dilemma, the passion versus pivot dilemma (if you are passionate about your idea will you accept when to pivot). (Register)

NOV. 13, 2014
: Influence is the ability to cause desirable and measurable outcomes and affect others’ actions, decisions, opinions and thinking, particularly in the absence of direct authority. It is the ability to communicate one’s passion, supported by data to garner support. Topics include building networks and using them effectively, influencing without authority, persuasive pitches, building trust, crucial conversations, emotional intelligence, storytelling, interacting with advisors and board members. (Register)

Attending all workshop sessions is not required, but is encouraged. For more information, contact: (610) 758-5626 or

Start: 4:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

November 14, 2014

Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend

November 14 – 16, 2014
Ben Franklin TechVentures
116 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA

One of the nation’s premier entrepreneurship events, Startup Weekends draw entrepreneurs, inventors, product developers, business owners, and others to pitch their ideas and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

** Lehigh University students: Register for discounted tickets ($35) with a promo code! (Contact or 610-758-5626 for the promo code).


Friday, November 14 – 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 15 –
8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 16 -
8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Come pitch the ideas, create teams, and bring a laptop. Startup Weekend supplies a great venue, prizes, and good food. The top three winning teams receive a total of three seats in Lehigh’s VENTURESeries executive education/MBA program (total of nine seats). Sunday’s final presentations are open to the public.

  • Register by Oct. 31 to make sure you get a spot!

For students, Startup Weekend goes beyond a theoretical “build a business” activity. Participants actively work on a real idea or venture that they want to see continue after the weekend, building upon other classroom and personal/professional experiences. Students also work with successful entrepreneurs, longtime developers, engineers, and more – people they probably won’t meet in class but with whom they get to share a unique experience.

For more information, to register, and to see the full schedule:

The event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. It is co-sponsored by Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation.

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

November 17, 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week
Nov. 17-23, 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare. Each November, GEW inspires people through local, national, and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. These activities range from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking.

Lehigh University’s Baker Institute celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week during the entire month of November with activities, events, and competitions. (And last year was named one of the colleges with the most entrepreneurship events during the week).

·         See Lehigh’s schedule of events (coming soon)

GEW is more than an awareness campaign. It is a platform for connection and collaboration—engaging players along the entrepreneurship spectrum in strengthening ecosystems around the world. 

For more information:; or contact or (610) 758-5626.

Start: 8:00 am
End: 5:00 pm
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